With summer in full swing, many seniors are looking forward to going outside to enjoy the warm weather and have fun with friends and family members. However, there are still a few things seniors need to be aware of before they can continue venturing outdoors.
Since August is Summer Sun Safety Month, we at Helping Hands Health Care — a professional Home Care Service Provider in Hawaii — want to give our clients this list of summer sun safety tips for seniors.
- Staying Hydrated
Water is essential to a healthy lifestyle. But during warmer seasons, it can be easy for older adults to get dehydrated, especially if they like to spend a lot of time outdoors. Making sure you or your loved one always has a bottle of drinking water in hand can help prevent dehydration from happening.
- Protecting the Eyes
Seniors can have more sensitive eyes, especially those with eye or vision issues. Protecting your peepers can be as easy as wearing sunglasses when outside or wearing a visor or a brimmed hat to shield your eyes from damaging UV rays.
- Monitoring for Skin Changes
Most people don’t pay attention to skin changes, especially older adults. However, it’s an important part of skin protection. A professional Healthcare Service Provider in Hawaii can help your loved ones monitor skin changes and report back to their physicians to get a proper diagnosis and/or advice.